Iranians celebrating the beginning of the New Year and they call it Nowruz. Nowruz is an ancient festival which Iranians celebrate springtime; in Iran March 20 is the first day of spring. It also known as Persian New Year, has been marked for more than 3000 years.
Haft Seen Table of Nowruz
Haft Seen or Haft-Sin is a traditional custom in the New Year holiday of Iranians. In fact it’s a table putting 7 symbolic different objects whose names start with S. These 7 objects together creating Haft Seen. The items are Sabzeh, Samanu, Serkeh, Seeb, Seer and Somaq. The Haft Seen will remain in Iranians houses until the last day of the New Year’s holidays which ends 13 days.
In addition to these elements, Iranians put other things on the Haft Seen table such as candles, bowl of water, mirror, goldfish, coins, sweets and popular pastries. One of the most important items on the Haft Seen table is nuts.
Iranians prepare nuts for the Haft Seen; nuts are the mixture of dried fruits, pistachio, hazelnut, peanuts, almond, pumpkin seeds and Walnut. Nuts are one the main components of Nowruz holidays which are eaten in holiday visits. Nuts have high nutritional values and of course tasty ones.